The lots we do with the skid range from maybe 1 acre to about 6 acres? We have one plaza that is quite large and with only an 8 foot box it shouldn't have a problem pushing for a long distance. You also don't NEED to take full scoops if the snow is heavy. We haven't used this particular machine so I can't say. Other skids we've used have been great though, way better than a pickup. Remember that skidsteers are dense in weight in comparison to a truck, the operating weight is 6700 pounds.